Discuss the book Moral Politics How Liberals and Conservatives Think

  • 19 Nov 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Pauls Pizza Roma 5137 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX

I've been wanting to read this book for some time, and this new edition came out last year just before the election. Maybe it will help me understand our fellow voters. Here is what amazon says: 
Lakoff reveals radically different but remarkably consistent conceptions of morality on both the left and right. Moral worldviews, like most deep ways of understanding the world, are unconscious—part of our “hard-wired” brain circuitry. When confronted with facts that don’t fit our moral worldview, our brains work automatically and unconsciously to ignore or reject these facts, and it takes extraordinary openness and awareness of this phenomenon to pay critical attention to the vast number of facts we are presented with each day. For this new edition, Lakoff has added a new preface and afterword, extending his observations to major ideological conflicts since the book's original publication, from the Affordable Care Act to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the recent financial crisis, and the effects of global warming. One might have hoped such massive changes would bring people together, but the reverse has actually happened; the divide between liberals and conservatives has become stronger and more virulent.

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